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The Week Ahead: Sunday 25th April – Saturday 1st May 2021

Work Party Tuesday 27th April 2021: Volunteers should assemble at 9:30am in the side-road signposted to the (non-existent) Glan Rhyd Industrial Estate (opposite the Riverside Community Space). We will then walk upstream clearing vegetation, silt and overhanging branches as we go. This will be the first combined work party since we have been permitted to...

Work Party: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Today was beautifully sunny and mild, with not a drop of rain in sight. Most of the work was in and around the Hidden Lock site. Martin embarked on the mammoth task of weeding the garden. Alan T made a stone step in the wall for ease of access and continued to lay the coping...

Work Party: Tuesday 13th April 2021

On this bright and sunny morning, the volunteers sorted themselves into small groups and headed off to various points along the canal. Clydach Canal Centre Gordon arrived early to start the bonfire while Martin cleared the litter and old roots from the front of the building. All the roots are now being burned inside the...

Canoe & Kayak Hire – Opening 2nd May 2021

THE CANOE AND KAYAK HIRE IN COED GWILYM PARK, CLYDACH WILL RE-OPEN ON SUNDAY 2nd MAY 2021 AND CONTINUE TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER. The Society is delighted to announce that recent relaxations of the Welsh Government’s regulations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic have allowed us to open the canoe & kayak hire. The service will...

Nellie Goes On Holiday!

Members of Swansea Canal Society and staff from Craigfelen School in Clydach seen next to “Nellie”, one of the Society’s small working boats. The boat is on loan in the classroom of the children of Year 1 at the school, as they investigate and explore canals and waterways as part of a topic called “Land...

Canoe and Kayak Hire 2021

Canoe and Kayak Hire 2021 – Volunteers Needed Regrettably, we are still unable to open the Canoe and Kayak hire for the 2021 season. We will have to wait until the COVID regulations are relaxed to permit outdoor gatherings of up to thirty people. If the Welsh Government feels confident that the pandemic continues to...

Work Parties: Tuesday 6th April 2021

The cold and snow did not deter our volunteers this morning. As for last week, they worked in small groups following the rule of “no more than six people from two households”. Five teams set to with gusto. Martin wrote his report in Welsh as well as English. Cleaning the Clydach Canal Centre / Glanhau...

Work Parties: Tuesday 30th March 2021

Today saw our first, tentative steps towards resuming volunteering in earnest. The last work party was on 8th December 2020! We decided to organise ourselves according to the rule of “Up to six people from no more than two households may meet outdoors” so four small groups were able to operate: Clydach Canoe Centre, Hebron...

Clydach Canal Centre

Swansea Canal Society has purchased derelict premises in Clydach town centre to renovate as the “Clydach Canal Centre”. Swansea Canal Society has purchased the former builders’ merchant’s premises in Hebron Road, Clydach. A derelict eyesore will now be renovated and adapted so it can be used for a range of community activities. This purchase was...

Improving Access at the Hidden Lock Site

Unfortunately, we are still not permitted to return to our volunteering activities on the canal. Work carries on in the background, including general administration and grant applications, but we are all itching to get back outdoors. Nevertheless, work does carry on, particularly when safety issues have been identified. Recently, Glandŵr Cymru asked us to improve...

Clearing the Canal Between Clydach Mond Lock and Pont John

Glandŵr Cymru informed us recently that Ebsford Environmental started the vegetation clearance on the Swansea Canal at Clydach on Monday 22nd February. This in advance of proposed dredging in the autumn. Works are mainly on the off-side between the canal terminus at Pont John and Clydach Mond Lock, but will include some works above the...

Terapin Ar Y Gamlas / Terrapin On The Canal

Continuing his support of our occasional series in Welsh, Dewi Lewis has written a second piece, this time about one of the canal’s most famous residents: TERAPIN AR Y GAMLAS O dro i dro mae na rhyw olygfa sydd yn peri syndod i ddyn.Felly y bu hi yn ystod mis mehefin 2018. Cael sgwrs gyda...